How to cook Adobong Talaba (Oysters in Adobo Sauce)
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked oysters (talaba) meat, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- Lots of freshly ground black pepper (the exact amount will depend on your own preferences)
- 2 - 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 - 3 tablespoons light soy sauce (I used Kikkoman)
- Heat cooking oil in a pan.
- Add the garlic, onion and black pepper. Cook gently until softened a bit, about a minute.
- Pour in the vinegar and soy sauce. Stir.
- Add the oysters. Stir lightly. The oysters will expel juices and you will see more liquid than the equivalent of the vinegar and soy sauce. When the liquid boils, turn off the heat immediately, scoop out the oysters and transfer them to a plate.
- Reheat the liquid and cook until reduced to about 2 to 3 tablespoons. In other words, concentrate the flavors, especially the oyster juices.
- When the liquid is reduced, turn off the heat and add the oysters to the pan. If there is liquid (there should be) on the plate where you had placed the half-cooked oysters earlier, add that to the pan too.
- Stir to coat the oysters with the sauce. Transfer to a plate or shallow bowl at once so that the oysters do not continue cooking in the residual heat of the pan.
- Serve the Adobong Talaba (Oysters in Adobo Sauce) at once or at room temperature with freshly steamed white rice.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
The Adobong Talaba (Oysters in Adobo Sauce) very easy to cook and so good!
Tips on how to open (shuck) oysters.
(a Filipino dish cooked in vinegar and soy sauce) is a Filipino food favorite. May the recipe be done with pork, chicken or a combination of both. It could be also good with beef or fish. There are lots of variations in cooking Adobo
This recipe for Adobong Talaba (Oysters in Adobo Sauce) serves/makes: 1 serving
The Adobong Talaba (Oysters in Adobo Sauce) recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook.
Main Ingredient: Oysters
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered